Dogs are warmly welcomed in Carinthia!

An active holiday with your dog in Carinthia, swimming with your dog, outings with your dog and tips for accommodation.

Swimming with your dog

In general, swimming in public bodies of water is prohibited according to the water regulatory authority. However, there are some exceptions that are however subject to withdrawal.

Dogs are welcome guests at Lake Forstsee (except in some signposted areas), at Lake Techelsberger Kleinsee (north of Lake Forstsee), at Lake Trattnigteich (in certain areas) and at Lake Hafnersee (at separate dog beaches).

Lake Keutschacher See: Dogs are welcome in some camping areas.
Klagenfurt: You can find suitable bathing spots for dogs along the Sattnitz range. There is a "dog park" next to the Klagenfurt bathing beach
Lake Ossiacher See and Villach region: Several sites where visitors can swim with their dogs.
Lake Millstätter See: On the southern bank of Lake Millstätter See there are bathing areas for dogs here and there; these can only be reached on foot.

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An active holiday with your dog in Carinthia

Golfing with your dog: Available not only at Golfpark Klopeiner See in Southern Carinthia, but also at the romantic 9-hole Golfanlage Klagenfurt-Seltenheim golf course and the Moosburg, Velden/Köstenberg, Bad Kleinkirchheim and Nassfeld golf courses.
Cycling with your dog: The Drava Cycle Path R1 is especially lovely – and, not least, one of the best known cycle paths in the cyclist’s paradise of Carinthia. It runs through impressive landscape from Sillian in East Tyrol across all of Carinthia to Lavamünd. Some sections of the route also occasionally offer the opportunity for your dog to cool off in the Drava River – perfect during the hot summer months.

Hiking with your dog: The hiking route network in Austria’s southernmost state is diverse – the range spans from easy hikes to challenging tours up to spectacular mountain peaks. With its 43 stages from the Grossglockner to the Adriatic Sea, the Alpe-Adria Trail offers a special experience of nature.

Long-distance hiking with your four-legged friend in Bad Kleinkirchheim – humans and animals feel completely content on a hiking route network that encompasses roughly 1000 kilometres. Get more information

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Tips for outings with your dog

There are many excursion destinations that allow you to bring your dog along everywhere with countless athletic activities for you and your pet to participate in. According to legal regulations, dogs must wear a muzzle and be guided on a lead. 

Tips for accommodation in Carinthia's regions

Hunde willkommen in Kärnten

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